After a final vote during a district board meeting Monday night, SAISD Board voted 5-2 to close 15 schools and merge three pairs of campuses. Here are the schools closing at the end of the 2023-2024 school year:
Lamar Elementary School
Green Elementary School
Carroll Early Childhood Center (ECC)
Douglass Elementary School
Gates Elementary School
Miller Elementary School
Forbes Elementary School
Foster Elementary School
Highland Park Elementary School
Knox Elementary School
Storm Elementary School
Baskin Elementary School
Huppertz Elementary School
The closures of Baskin and Carroll are delayed by two years in order to complete the expansion of other schools receiving students. In addition to these closures, six schools will merge:
Gonzales ECC and Twain Dual Language Academy
Beacon Hill Dual Language Academy and Cotton Academy
So, what happens to 2020 bond money with rightsizing? These funds for the rightsized buildings would go to other schools for renovations, supplies, and added security. Check out the full explanation.
Following Monday’s public meeting, the district will discuss the future of the schools and present it to the board on Monday, Dec. 11. You can catch the meeting via livestream. During this meeting, the board will also have a final decision on Rodriguez Montessori Elementary and discuss next steps.
Collins Garden Book Club | Wednesday, Nov. 15 | 1-2 p.m. | Collins Garden Library, 200 N. Park Blvd., San Antonio | Free | Come discuss the novel “Other Birds” by Sarah Addison Allen.
Dancing with the Stars | Wednesday, Nov. 15 | 7 p.m. | Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle, San Antonio | $10 | Join professional dancer Heather Stolle for a lecture about dance composition.
Cowboy Karaoke Night | Wednesday, Nov. 15 | 9-11:30 p.m. | Lonesome Rose, 2114 N. Saint Mary’s St., San Antonio | Free | Celebrate this local bar’s five-year anniversary with a night of karaoke hosted by Anita Beat.
Thursday, Nov. 16
Puppy Yoga with SNIPSA | Thursday, Nov. 16 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Confluence Park, 310 W. Mitchell St., San Antonio | $25 | Join a guided stretch session with Cassandra and puppies from a local humane society.
Wine Class | Thursday, Nov. 16 | 6:30-9 p.m. | High Street Wine, 302 Pearl Pkwy., Unit 104, San Antonio | $75 | Join Advanced Sommelier, Austin Tabbone and enjoy holiday-themed snacks paired with seasonal wine.
Dinner & Cocktails | Thursday, Nov. 16 | 7-9 p.m. | Luna Rosa, 910 S. Alamo St., San Antonio | $70 | Join Brugal Rum for a four course meal paired with cocktails.
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Garaje Cantina has opened inside the Make Ready Market. Created by chef Zach Garza and bartender Clayton Baines, this cocktail + wine bar features frozen drinks, draft beers, sparking wine, and more. Check it out on Fridays from 5 p.m. to sell out, and weekends from 3 p.m. to sell out. (MySA)
It’s five o’clock somewhere. Tokyo Cowboy has added a happy hour to its menu. Swing by Tuesday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and enjoy $7 bites + discounted drinks starting at $7. Need more options? Check out 23 happy hour deals in San Antonio.
The City of San Antonio has allocated $100,000 in this fiscal year’s budget to help seniors and disabled residents cover the costs of code violations — like overgrown lawns + hazardous trees. This six month pilot program is designed to cut the number of violations by having qualifying residents apply for assistance. (Express News)
Vista Brewing’s new all day café + tap room has opened on the city’s Eastside at 125 Lamar Street, and they’re celebrating through Sunday, Nov. 19. Today only, customers can enjoy half-off coffee drinks and 25% off bottles of Texas wine from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Check out the full line up of deals.
The San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) announced its Citizens Police Academy begins Tuesday, Jan. 9. The 12-week course gives residents the opportunity to learn about SAPD. The class will meet every Tuesday at the training academy at 12200 SE Loop 410 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sign up today.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s ... a Christmas tree? A 50-ft Nordmann Fir Christmas tree arrived at Travis Park yesterday morning from Salem, Oregon. The tree will be decked out with 10,000 lights in preparation for the 39th annual H-E-B Tree Lighting on Friday, Nov. 24. (KSAT 12)
Say goodbye to fillers and weird ingredients in your dog’s food. Get 50% off your pup’s first order of Nom Nom for fresh, recognizable ingredients they’ll love.*
Pre-order by: Saturday, Nov. 18, at 5 p.m. Pick up: Wednesday, Nov. 22, at 6 p.m.
Customers have the option to choose the Holiday Feast Special that serves 15 people for $249 — think $16.60 per person — or Á La Carte featuring smoked turkey, ham, sides + fixings, drinks, and desserts. To order, call 210-251-2602.
Well the colder weather was short lived ... awkward. Now we’re back to cool fall temperatures in the morning and warmer spring weather in the afternoon. There’s nothing like sweating in your new jacket by lunch time — just kidding.
Do you think its will be cold for Thanksgiving this year? Let us know.